JOB POSTING: School Secretary/Bookkeeper We are currently seeking applicants for a secretary/bookkeeper to work in the Du Quoin High School office. This is a permanent full-time position at Du Quoin High School which will begin in late July. Applicants must have a high school diploma and have the following prerequisite skills: -Excellent communication skills (written and verbal); -Word processing skills (preferably in Microsoft Office); -Bookkeeping skills; -School office management data experience preferred; -Professional demeanor and attitude, along with being trustworthy and respectful of highly confidential material and information; -Highly efficient and effective phone etiquette skills; -Multi-task oriented; -Able to handle difficult, and at times, hostile situations professionally and effectively. To apply, please complete a Support Staff Application. A District 300 Support Staff Application can be accessed and downloaded from our website at this link: or picked up from the District Office. Applications may be returned by e-mail to Administrative Assistant Denise Hirsch at or turned in at the District Office at 845 E. Jackson St. Applications should be turned in by 3:00 PM on Monday, June 14, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the position, please call the Du Quoin CUSD 300 office at 542-3856.
4 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
JOB POSTING:  Secretary/Bookkeeper
This is a friendly reminder that our summer meal program starts today and will operate Monday-Friday until July 30th. Meals are free to everyone 18 years of age and under. For those 19 and up, breakfast is $1.00 and lunch is $2.00. Du Quoin Elementary/Middle School will serve an in-person breakfast from 8:00-9:00 AM and a hot lunch from 12:00-1:30 PM each weekday. An image is attached with this week's menu for these meals. A breakfast/lunch grab & go bag is also available. The grab & go meals will be available at Du Quoin Elementary/Middle School from 9:00-11:00 AM and also at sites in the community at the following locations/times: -Perry County Housing at 519 N. Walnut from 10:00-10:30 AM -Du Quoin City Pool from 10:45-11:15 AM -Keyes Park from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM Look for our gray van at these locations with our summer food programs signs on it. An image is attached with this week's menu for grab & go meals. We look forward to getting our summer food program started this week!
4 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Week 1 Hot Lunch
Week 1 Menus
This message is being shared to District 300 families on behalf of the Perry County Health Department: A friendly reminder that COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held each week for the next 5 weeks at the health department. See the image for specific dates and more details. Thank you!
4 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
PCHD Vaccine Clinics
Writing awards announced for the 2021 short story contest held in 2nd Grade. Congratulations to everyone!
5 months ago, Diana Rea
Monday, May 17 is T Day on our calendar countdown. Student may bring a stuffed Teddy or other stuffed animal for reading time.
5 months ago, Diana Rea
The baccalaureate service for the Class of 2021 will be broadcast live on the following links at 3 PM this afternoon: OR Thanks FBCDQ!
5 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Friendly reminder: Friday, May 14 is Sunglasses and Silly Socks Day at DES!
5 months ago, Diana Rea
The PTO would like to say thank you to our community, principals, librarians, office staff, maintenance, teachers and of course our students, for making the spring book fair an amazing success!!! 🥰 The elementary and middle school libraries were each able to add 50 new books for the students to enjoy! A special thank you to all the volunteers for donating your time to help out. 💕 We hope everyone has a wonderful and healthy summer! 🌞
5 months ago, DMS
Last Friday we showed our appreciation for our food service workers in recognition of School Lunch Hero Day. We appreciate everything they do for our students!
5 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Lunch Hero Day
Our food program was awarded a prize package worth $200 for participating in National School Breakfast week! Teachers in the elementary school were invited to participate in a milk drinking competition. They kept track of each carton and at the end of the week the winner was Darcy Gossett’s 1st grade class. Shout out to our Food Service Director Donna Lively and our kitchen staff for your work in providing student breakfasts!
5 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Breakfast Prize Package
1st Grade Class
At Du Quoin Community Unit School District 300 our motto is, "Working Together for All Students". We are asking for the help of former Du Quoin students to inspire and empower our current students by sharing your personal success story. We would like you to reflect on your years in Du Quoin schools to find at least one favorite memory. Perhaps that memory was one that inspired your current career, includes stories of your favorite teacher, coach, or mentor, or is made up of friendships that have lasted your lifetime. Whatever your success and favorite memory, we want to share your story! To collect these stories, we have created a simple form which asks for some basic information along with the favorite memory and advice for current Du Quoin students. The main objective is to share these success stories and advice with our students, but we will certainly utilize our means of communication to share them with the community at large as well. We know there is no shortage of positive stories to tell. You can access the Du Quoin Stories of Success form at this link: We are looking forward to hearing from our alumni!
6 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
The Du Quoin District #300 Educational Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of Foundation scholarship awards from the DHS Class of 2021. Check out the link below to view a slideshow of this year's recipients! Special thanks to DHS faculty member Mrs. Rebekah Dunavan, sponsor of The Magnavox and The Flashlight, for creating the slideshow!
6 months ago, Matthew Hickam
Educational Foundation
We are currently seeking applicants for a PE teaching position at Du Quoin Middle School for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants must be licensed to teach PE in Illinois schools or have a pending license to do so. To apply, a District 300 Licensed Staff Application must be completed. This application may be requested by e-mailing Administrative Assistant Denise Hirsch at Applications must be turned in no later than 3:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021. If you have any questions regarding the position, please call the Du Quoin CUSD 300 office at 542-3856.
6 months ago, Matthew Hickam
JOB POSTING:  Physical Education Teacher
Our 7th grade horticulture class will be giving plants away on April 27th and 28th. We will have broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, a variety of peppers (hot and sweet) and a variety of tomatoes. Please come to the back parking lot of DMS between 8:30am and 3:00pm.
6 months ago, DMS
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PERRY COUNTY HEALTH DEPT.: **Pfizer Walk-in clinic April 7** 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Du Quoin American Legion. 16 & older are eligible for a Pfizer COVID Vaccination. Bring a valid ID. Anyone 16 or 17 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. Walk-In at designated time no appointment needed. Limited Pfizer vaccine available for this day. 2nd dose will be scheduled after your get your first dose.
7 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
MEETING DATE CHANGE: The regular meeting of the Board of Education for the month of April has been moved to Tuesday, April 20th, at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the Media Center in the K-8 building.
7 months ago, Du Quoin CUSD 300
Calendar Change
DHS Freshmen Football game at Mt. Carmel on March 25, 2021 has been canceled due to inclement weather.
7 months ago, Denise Woodsides
As principal of Du Quoin Elementary School. I am honored to recognize two brilliant and creative students, Ashlyn Stroud and Tucker Wright., for the Illinois Principal Association Awards. They are outstanding scholars and models of character who have made both our school and their parents Papoose proud. Congratulations Ashlyn and Tucker!
7 months ago, Diana Rea
4th grade award winners
Addison Pursell and Ethan Sargent were selected to receive the Illinois Prinicpals Association Student Recognition Award. Both of these 8th graders are top academic students but are also students with great character. Congratulations Addison and Ethan!
7 months ago, DMS
Pursell and Sargent - IPA Award
Congratulations to Hayden Arndt. Hayden was selected to receive the DAR Youth Citizen Award. Hayden is one of our top acdemic 8th grade students but is also an outsanding young man that represents honor, service, courage, leadership, and partriotism.
7 months ago, DMS
Arndt DAR Award